A starry location for your company event


The ESO Supernova building. Credit: Fotos Brillux, Sven Rahm Fotografie

At the ESO Supernova, we can host only two types of company events: science & technology events (conferences, seminars, talks, etc.) and company social days. A detailed description of each type of event is available further down this page.

Explore our venue with our virtual tours or check out our gallery of images.

To request an offer please fill out the form at the end of the page.Our team is very small and we process event requests submitted via the form only, on Mondays and Fridays. We do not take phone calls for event inquiries. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Science & Technology Events

The ESO Supernova offers you two seminar rooms on the fourth floor of the building, Scorpius and Sagittarius, for organising science and technology events. Alternatively, the planetarium room on the ground floor can also be used for such events. We typically host such events on Mondays and Tuesdays, when our centre is closed to the general public. We do not organise science and technology events during the weekend.

Seminar rooms with access to foyer and terrace

The seminar rooms can each house 60 people in theatre setup or they can be combined into one room for a maximum of 120 guests. Other setup options are described in the table below. The fourth floor is accessible by elevator or stairs. The rooms have access to a foyer with toilets and a kitchenette, and an open-air terrace with a view of the Alps in clear weather. The foyer can be used for coffee breaks and lunch, as can the open-air terrace. The foyer can also be used for poster boards.

Specifications

 

Seminar rooms combined

One seminar room

Foyer

Terrace

Area

162 m2

81 m2

83 m2

187 m2

Height

2.75 m

2.75 m

2.75 m

Capacity*

Theatre: 120

Workshop: 88

Laboratory: 80

Conference: 62

Boardroom: 56

Standing: max. 200

Reception: 60 (15 bistro tables, 4 people each)

Theatre: 60

Workshop: 44

Laboratory: 40

Conference: 32

Boardroom: 28

Standing: max. 100

Reception: 28 (7 bistro tables, 4 people each)

Catering: 28 (7 bistro tables, 4 people each)

11 poster stands without access to terrace

9 poster stands with access to terrace

Catering/Reception: 75 (15 bistro tables, 5 people each)

Standing: max. 190

Available equipment

Video projector, microphone, sound system, presentation screen, speaker lectern, coat hangers, adjustable blinds for the window wall.

Video projector, microphone, sound system, presentation screen, speaker lectern, coat hangers, adjustable blinds for the window wall.

Other services

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking (for up to 44 cars, depending on the event day). Additionally, there is a large public parking area within walking distance.
  • Bus drop-off area and parking
  • Free Cloakroom

We do not offer catering ourselves. We collaborate with a number of catering suppliers in the region, or you can work with your own preferred caterers. Suppliers have access to a well-equipped kitchen on the ground-floor and a kitchenette on the top floor.

Gallery of photos

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The combined seminar rooms on the top floor of the ESO Supernova. View from the back towards the front. Credit: Fotos Brillux, Sven Rahm Fotografie

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One seminar room on the top floor of the ESO Supernova. View from the front towards the back. Credit: ESO/P. Horálek

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The combined seminar rooms arranged for a reception. Credit: ESO

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The top floor foyer arranged for a coffee break with poster display. Credit: ESO/M. Zamani

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The Rooftop Terrace of the ESO Supernova at sunset. Credit: ESO/P. Horálek

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The Rooftop Terrace of the ESO Supernova during the day. Credit: Fotos Brillux, Sven Rahm Fotografie

Planetarium with access to ground-floor foyer and Void

Science and technology events can also be hosted inside the planetarium room, located on the ground floor. The planetarium has a maximum capacity of 109 and is similar to an IMAX® theatre. Any video content, in up to UHD or 4K fulldome resolution, can be projected on the 360-degree dome, which is 14 m in diameter. Please note any material (powerpoint, video etc.) shown via the planetarium system will require special processing by our team.

The planetarium has access to the ground-floor foyer and the Void for coffee breaks or a reception. Cloakrooms and restrooms are available one level down. A well-equipped kitchen is also available at this level.

The Void is a unique place shaped like a sphere, as tall as the entire building. With its glass ceiling, the room has a warm, natural light during the day and a view of the sky at night. The glass ceiling displays the constellations of the southern sky by means of a manually adjustable light system. The Void is suitable for standing or sitting receptions. Please note the Void is sometimes occupied by temporary exhibitions.

The ground-floor foyer can act as an extension of the Void area or as an alternative to the Void for coffee breaks or standing/sitting receptions.

Specifications

 

Planetarium

Ground-floor Foyer

Void

Area

198 m2

312 m2

130 m2

Height

10.60 m (under centre of dome)

2.80 m

14.70 m

Capacity*

Theatre: 109

Reception: 60 (12 bistro tables, 5 people each)

Banquet: 42 (7 small tables, 6 people each) or 48 (6 big tables, 8 people each)

Standing: max. 240

Theatre: 109

Reception: 100 (20 bistro tables, 5 people each)

Banquet: 48 (6 wedding tables, 8 people each)

Standing: max. 160

Available equipment

Immersive and conventional high-resolution video projection, theatrical lighting, complete darkness environment on demand, microphone, multi-channel sound system, live playback system, speaker lectern.

Video projector, microphone, sound system,

presentation screen.

Other services

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking (for up to 44 cars, depending on the event day). Additionally, there is a large public parking area within walking distance.
  • Bus drop-off area and parking
  • Free Cloakroom

We do not offer catering ourselves. We collaborate with a number of catering suppliers in the region, or you can work with your own preferred caterers. Suppliers have access to a well-equipped kitchen on the ground-floor and a kitchenette on the top floor.

Gallery of photos

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View of star trails inside the planetarium. Credit: ESO/P. Horálek

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Planet models hanging over the ESO Supernova reception in the ground-floor foyer. Credit: ESO/P. Horálek

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Glass ceiling with constellations during banquet event in the Void. Credit: ESO

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Banquet event in the Void. Credit: ESO

*Please check the legend we use for the various set-ups to determine capacity.


The ESO Supernova possible configurations for events. Credit: ESO

Company Social Days

For companies looking to organise a social day for their employees, the ESO Supernova offers an experience that is truly unique in Munich. Our offer can include:

  • a planetarium show for a maximum of 109 people. Up to 4K fulldome resolution movies are projected onto a 360-degree dome, 14 m in diameter, providing a unique, immersive view into the Universe. Check out our available planetarium shows here. If your event has more than 109 guests, additional shows can be scheduled. Allow one hour per show.

  • a guided tour of the exhibition for a maximum of 25 people. The tour takes visitors along our 2200 m^2 of permanent exhibition, The Living Universe. The exhibition covers 13 different themes that focus on the human–Universe connection, life in the Universe, and how ESO facilities are used to observe the Universe. Tours last 45 minutes. If your event has more than 25 guests, please select the next option.

  • self-exploration of the exhibition for a maximum of 500 people. Our permanent exhibition, The Living Universe is an outstanding, modern and interactive astronomical exhibition, best experienced hands-on. Explore, touch, use real astronomical artefacts and conduct experiments to get an idea of what it means to be an astronomer, to work in science, and to discover the mysteries of the Universe.

In addition to these three programme options, companies can opt to also have a small reception in one of the available places described above (seminar rooms, top-floor foyer and terrace, ground-floor foyer, the Void).

We typically offer company social days from Monday to Friday. On Mondays and Tuesdays, when our centre is closed to the public, companies can have the facility all to themselves. From Wednesday to Friday, the centre will have other visitors present. We do not organise company social days during the weekend.

Gallery of photos

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Watching a planetarium show on the 360 degree-dome. Credit: ESO/M. Zamani

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View from the permanent exhibition. Credit: ESO/P. Horálek

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